Around Thanksgiving last year, I had to restore my laptop from a Time Machine backup. What was a little stressful was the most recent backup didn't work. I had to go back a week or more to a version that fully restored completely. Is there a way, other than restoring the backup onto a laptop somewhere to verify that the restore from a particular date is going to work? And, is there a way to perhaps repair a backup taken on a given date? I guess, my other question is how often does this happen to others? This was (to the best of my memory) the first time I've tried to restore from a TM backup and, it did work, eventually, but it took me about five or so tries.